HOPE BUILDERZ ECONOMIC JUSTICE PROGRAM
At Block Builderz, we’re carrying out our ancestors’ legacy to build Black self-determination. We’ve partnered with the Michael Jordan Brand Black Community commitment in an effort to advance racial equity. We're healing from intergenerational trauma by investing in North Tulsa, a historically oppressed community through H.O.P.E. - Healing Our Post-traumatic Experiences.
Hope Builderz is our business program for entrepreneurs to offer resources for start up businesses, specifically black-owned businesses. It is a 10-week program with a goal to provide start up businesses with the capital, knowledge and support needed to scale a sustainable business. Participants will hear from subject matter experts who will help them craft their business plans, and be assigned a business mentor. The 10 weeks are focused on fine tuning business plans, creating marketing plans, and planning for strategic growth. Participants will be awarded a $2,500 grant during the 10-week period to invest into their businesses. The participants are also paired with a mentor in their field to support them as they build their business.
Please submit this application by Sept. 15, 2023.
We look forward to building with you.
A SAFE home to welcome formerly incarcerated women back into the community. Our housing will multi-dimensional holistic services; gender specific programming, personal agency, community based, power building and social transformation. The desired outcome is to achieve systemic change and structural barriers to reentry.
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Who are We, What do We do, and how do we do it
Block Builderz are led by Black and Brown people. We have been directly impacted by incarceration and we are leading the change for the next generation. We do this by tapping into the Greatness of our ancestors within us. We stand firmly in the concept and belief of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a way of living in Africa, an expression of love and respect for all humankind, and an understanding that WE ALL NEED ONE ANOTHER.
We create innovative community led solutions to address the complex racial disparities that our community faces.
Block Builderz vision is to build HOPE block by block. Hope is: Healing Our Post-traumatic Experiences.
We hope to improve the quality of life for justice impacted people and lower recidivism rates by treating mass incarceration as a symptom of a disease. The poisonous disease is racism. Racism is a public health crisis! Our tactic is to produce programming to tackle mass incarceration through the lens of public health.
Our mission: It is our vision to transform our community with equitable solutions where everyone can thrive. Our goal is to reform the criminal justice system by treating mass incarceration as a symptom of a larger disease. The larger disease is racism. Our programming is responsive to the community’s needs by providing structural interventions that address the social determinants that contribute to the racial disparities.